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Police Violence

Tracking updates on, reactions to, and racial dynamics of the disproportionate amount of police violence in America.

Trial by trauma

“10 years for protest, 5 years for rape”: Demonstrators protest a policing bill in England and Wales

Police officers are prosecuted for murder in less than 2 percent of fatal shootings

The sympathy and authority of the witnesses in the Chauvin trial

The Supreme Court just made it harder for cops to shoot people with impunity

How the federal government could improve police oversight

Asian American communities grapple with whether police are the right answer to recent attacks

Activists mark the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s killing with demands for justice

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, explained

Angelo Quinto’s family says he died after police pinned him by his neck. Police deny they did anything wrong.

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Now is the time to revolutionize policing

The BREATHE Act is a bold plan to address police violence — and it’s made for this moment.

Grand jury charges Columbus officer with felony murder in shooting of Andre Hill

The high rate of executions during Trump’s last weeks in office, explained

France’s mass protests against a controversial police security bill, explained

Los Angeles voters just delivered a huge win for the defund the police movement 

What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition

The Philadelphia police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., explained

How racism amplifies Covid-19 risk for everyone

#EndSARS isn’t just about police brutality. It’s about the future of Nigeria.

The police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette and Tafara Williams, an unarmed Black couple, explained

Report: Massachusetts rarely fires state troopers, “no matter what they have done”

Kentucky AG releases Breonna Taylor grand jury audio recordings

The financial case for defunding the police

The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained

The killing of Daniel Prude, explained

The police shooting of Jacob Blake, explained

The Black lives that don’t make headlines still matter 

Trump’s authoritarian “anarchist jurisdictions” memo, explained

Facebook banned violent militia groups. We still found plenty of them on its platform.

The March on Washington 2020, explained

Why police encouraged a teenager with a gun to patrol Kenosha’s streets

How the Milwaukee Bucks kicked off a historic NBA protest

A police officer killed my father 27 years ago and went unpunished. It changed my life forever.

The “abolish the police” movement, explained by 7 scholars and activists

Why arrests take so long in cases like Ahmaud Arbery’s and Breonna Taylor’s

Pete Buttigieg has been criticized for his handling of policing. He hopes his criminal justice plan will change that.

Amber Guyger’s lawyers have taken the first step toward appealing her murder conviction

Fort Worth police had problems way before the Atatiana Jefferson shooting

Fort Worth officer charged with murder in killing of black woman in her own home

Amber Guyger, Joshua Brown, and the broken trust between Dallas police and residents

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